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::: rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
::: transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
::: stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
::: pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
::: compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
::: gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: tertiary - third in order or rank
::: imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
::: smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.